Jan. 16, 2024

NDSU School of Education faculty named co-editor of the Comparative Education Review

Florin Salajan, NDSU professor in the School of Education

Florin Salajan

Florin Salajan, NDSU professor in the School of Education, was recently named co-editor of the Comparative Education Review, the flagship journal of the Comparative and International Education Society. 

During this five-year term, he and a colleague will lead a team of twelve associate editors from high-profile universities spanning six continents to enhance the reputation and expand the reach of the Journal.

The CER is published by the University of Chicago Press and, according to the CIES website, it explores education throughout the world in the context of the social, economic and political forces that shape educational practice and policy. The journal was founded in 1957 to advance knowledge and teaching in comparative education studies. Since then, the Review has established itself as the most reliable source for the analysis of the place of education in countries throughout the world and is the leading journal for the study of comparative and international education.

Along with his co-editor, Salajan joins a distinguished list of editors in the history of CER, including foundational scholars such as George Bereday, Harold Noah or Andreas Kazamias, who have had an influential role in shaping the field of comparative and international education through their stewardship of the Journal. 

Salajan considers it an honor to be named co-editor of this prestigious publication and takes on this role with a sense of humility, elation and responsibility to uphold the reputable tradition of the Journal. In taking the helm of CER with a new editorial team that is global, diverse, dynamic and multidisciplinary, Salajan and his colleague aim to help CIE scholars and practitioners get their work and voices out to the Journal’s wider readership, which includes a broad range of educators, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

At the same time, Salajan’s co-editorship of the CER raises the visibility and recognizability of NDSU and SoE as leaders in CIE. Salajan is grateful to the generous support he receives from the SoE for the duration of his co-editorship term, which will provide him with a course release and funding for an assistant managing editor. He also acknowledges the sponsorship of the Office of Research and Creative Activities, which will allow him to travel to CIES conferences and meetings to fulfill CER-related responsibilities.

Through his co-editorship, Salajan aims to contribute to NDSU’s land-grant mission and global vision by opening a new window to studies on education around the world for the campus community.

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